I'm a fifth year graduate student in the philosophy section of the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. My main interests are in the philosophy of language, especially in semantics and pragmatics. I also have interests in epistemology and decision theory. You can find my CV here.
My dissertation seeks to understand exactly how subjective modality depends on information and establishes a number of surprising facts about it. Subjective modals display important temporal asymmetries. Information also plays a double role: it not only provides the possibilities, but also contributes to how they are ranked. My dissertation offers a new theory of modality, one that explains these facts in a unified way.
I have also worked on the semantics of ability modals: my paper Agentive Modals, co-authored with Matthew Mandelkern and Ginger Schultheis, has appeared in The Philosophical Review. Other current work includes various projects in the semantics of deontic modals and on connections between the semantics of conditionals and principles of belief revision.